Inclusion bars are here!

After months of (very tasty!) testing our inclusion bars are now available!  We’re very excited to finally be able to share these new flavors with you!

For each of our Signature Line bars we searched for the best flavor combinations, and did many test batches to find the perfect balance of flavors.  As with our cacao, our inclusions are, of course, directly sourced and sustainable.

 

For our El Carmen with Coffee bar we’re very excited to have partnered with Recreo Coffee and Roasterie in West Roxbury.  Husband and wife team Miriam and Hector Morales source their coffee directly from their family farm in Jinotega, Nicaragua – which happens to be only about an hour from where we source our El Carmen beans!  Their sustainable farm helps support the local economy in many ways, including by running a school for local children.   They also offer farm tours.  Find out more about their farm and coffee roasterie at their website.

Tom & Monica with Miriam Morales at Recreo Coffee in West Roxbury.  The coffee beans in the bag Monica is holding were actually used in our EL Carmen with Coffee bar!

 

The maple sugar for our Asochivite with Maple bar comes from Severance Maple in Northfield, MA.  Milt Severance and his family tap the trees surrounding their sugar house, and are one of the few Massachusetts maple producers who make granulated maple sugar (we can’t use maple syrup since water and chocolate don’t mix!).  Milt does every step of the process himself at his sugaring house.  We did blind taste tests of many different maple sugars and Milt’s was far and away the best!  He also makes syrup, which is available locally in the Northfield area.

Milt in his sugaring house, next to the maple sugar evaporator.

 

Our Almendra Blanca with Almonds bar features organic roasted almonds from Burroughs Family Farms in Denair, California.  California produces all of the commercial almonds in the United States, and Burroughs is a leader in sustainable farming practices.  You can find out more about their commitment to sustainability here.

Almond trees in bloom.

We’re proud to be sourcing from family farms for all of our inclusion bars, and hope you enjoy these truly incredible flavors!